News and Announcements

20th January 2019


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Christmas offering envelopes are available in the pews and in the vestibule. These should be placed in the first collection over the coming weeks. Your contribution is for the support of the priests of the Newman Parish. Thank you for your generosity. Planned giving envelopes for 2019 are also available for collection after Mass (these need to be signed for on collection).

The Newman Parish Latin programme will recommence on Sunday, 3rd February 2019, following Solemn Mass. The course in ecclesiastical Latin will differ from previous years in its focus on liturgical texts, principally the Mass. Rather than a top down approach which teaches the rudiments of the language, then applies the knowledge piecemeal to liturgical and biblical texts, it will be bottom up, examining the Latin of the Mass word by word, letting an overall sense of grammar and vocabulary emerge from concepts, grammar and vocabulary in actual words we use each week. This approach is sufficient to give a working knowledge of Latin, but also one tailored to the needs of students here. Handouts will be provided, and online resources available, but the basic text is your Sunday Missal. The programme will follow the normal school terms, and a donation of $30 per term is requested. Please contact the Parish Secretary with any inquiries, or to register.

Catechism for children and adults – a new approach: given the distance that many parishioners have to travel to St Aloysius’, we will attempt - on a trial basis - to provide catechism classes for children and adults on a Sunday morning. We propose half hour classes from 9.30 – 10.00 am, so that those attending the early Mass may stay on, and those attending the Solemn Mass may come early. Even among many traditionally minded Catholics, systematic knowledge of Catholic doctrine is not what it should be. It is our hope that a significant number of Parishioners will take advantage of this opportunity for themselves, and for their children, to increase their knowledge and appreciation of the Faith. We hope to commence on Sunday, 10th February. More details will be provided soon.

Religious Education teachers/catechists: we are in need of RE teachers or catechists to assist with the children’s catechetical programme, on a voluntary basis. Qualified persons are invited to contact Fr Tattersall.

Altar server training: we are currently recruiting new Altar servers. All males are eligible after they have made their First Holy Communion (minors require parental consent). We will be holding training sessions both for new and existing servers on Sunday 20th and 27th January, from 9.30 – 10.10 am. Please contact Fr Tattersall for more information.

Candlemas – Saturday, 2nd February: candles will be blessed and distributed at 10 am on the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin, followed by a Procession and Solemn Mass. Those wishing to have their own candles blessed are asked to place them on the table that will be provided outside the sanctuary before that Mass.

Sodality of St Joseph – men’s prayer group: this is open to all men aged 18 and over. The Sodality will next meet on Saturday, 2nd February, after the Solemn Mass of Candlemas.

Women’s group – morning tea: it is anticipated that the Parish women’s group will meet over morning tea on Saturday, 9th February, from 11.15 am. More details will be provided soon.

NCC Conference: the National Civic Council is holding its annual Conference in Melbourne from 1st – 3rd of February. The programme may be viewed here To book, visit here.

Newman Fellowship for young adults: our first meeting for 2019 will be on Saturday, 16th February, at the new time of 11.15 am (making it easier to attend Holy Mass and devotions first). We will conclude with a light lunch.

Liturgical Conference at St Aloysius’ – 30th & 31st March, 2019: with US theologian and composer, Dr Peter Kwasniewski. More details soon. Save the dates!

The Parish of Bl John Henry Newman

Mass and Confession Times

20th January to 27th January

Date Mass Times Feast

Sunday (20th January)

  • 8.00 am
  • 10.30 am (Low Mass followed by Benediction)
  • 5.00 pm.
  • (Saturday 19th January – 5.00 pm at St Paul’s Kealba)


  • 7.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • (Saint Agnes, V. M.)


  • 7.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • (Saints Vincent and Anastasius, MM)


  • 7.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • No 5.30pm Mass at Cathedral today.
  • (Saint Raymond of Peñafort, Cf)


  • 7.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • (Saint Timothy, Bp, M)


  • 7.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • 6.00 pm
  • (Conversion of Saint Paul, Ap)


  • 8.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • 5.00 pm (St Pauls, Kealba - Mass of Sunday obligation)
  • (Saint Polycarp, Bp, M)

    (27th January)

  • 8.00 am
  • 10.30 am (Low Mass followed by Benediction)
  • 5.00 pm
  • Next Mass at Saint Joseph’s Iona, - Sunday 3rd February

    Eucharistic Exposition: After 7.00am & 10.00am weekday & Saturday Mases

    Confessions: Saturday after each Mass; Sunday before and during each Mass; or after any Mass by request.

    The Parish of Bl John Henry Newman


    2nd February, 2019 - Candlemas

    30th/31st March, 2019 - Liturgical Conference at St Aloysius’